Automatic Motion Control

  • Nadia Magnenat Thalmann
  • Daniel Thalmann
Part of the Computer Science Workbench book series (WORKBENCH)


In future animation systems, based on synthetic actors, motion control will be automatically performed using artificial intelligence (A.I.) and robotics techniques [Badler 1986, 1989; Boisvert et al. 1989; Calvert 1988; Magnenat-Thalmann and Thalmann 1987a, 1989c—e; Thalmann 1989; Wilhelms 1987a]. In particular, motion will be planned at a task level and computed using physical laws. In the next sections, five steps to automatic motion control are described.


Obstacle Avoidance Inverse Kinematic Synthetic Actor Task Planning Computer Animation 


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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nadia Magnenat Thalmann
    • 1
  • Daniel Thalmann
    • 2
  1. 1.MIRALab, CUIUniversity of GenevaGenevaSwitzerland
  2. 2.Computer Graphics LabSwiss Federal Institute of TechnologyLausanneSwitzerland

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